Otherland
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(4.5 based on 2008 ratings)
  • 1
    City of Golden Shadow: Otherland, Book 1 | Tad Williams

    City of Golden Shadow: Otherland, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Tad Williams
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (801)
    Performance
    (740)
    Story
    (745)

    Surrounded by secrecy, it is home to the wildest dreams and darkest nightmares. Incredible amounts of money have been lavished on it. The best minds of two generations have labored to build it. And somehow, bit by bit, it is claiming the Earth's most valuable resource - its children.

    Weird. Seriously weird.

    WAIT! Don't give up too soon!

    The City of Golden Shadow opens with trench warfare. Oh no, says I, no way I'm listening to another WWI trench..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 15 2015 by Townsend (Pearland, TX, United States)
  • 2
    River of Blue Fire: Otherland Book 2 | Tad Williams

    River of Blue Fire: Otherland Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Tad Williams
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    Overall
    (471)
    Performance
    (422)
    Story
    (424)

    Otherland. In many ways it is humankind's most stunning achievement: a private, multidimensional universe built over two generations by the greatest minds of the twenty-first century. But this most exclusive of places is also one of the world's best kept secrets, created and controlled by an organization made up of the world's most powerful and ruthless individuals, a private cartel known - to those who know of their existence at all - as The Grail Brotherhood.

    Newborn and Williams, the perfect team!

    Otherland is one of my all time favorite series, so I knew I'd adore the audio book. I did and that was mostly due to George Newbern's superb narrati..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 19 2015 by Lyndon ()
  • 3
    Mountain of Black Glass: Otherland, Book 3 | Tad Williams

    Mountain of Black Glass: Otherland, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Tad Williams
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (374)
    Performance
    (344)
    Story
    (339)

    Mountain of Black Glass is the third volume of Tad Williams's highly acclaimed four-book series, Otherland. A truly unique reading experience combining elements of science fiction, fantasy, and techno-thriller, it is a rich epic tale in which virtual reality could prove the key to a whole new universe of possibilities for the entire human race - or become the exclusive domain of the rich and the ruthless as they seek a technological pathway to immortality.

    OK! Now we're getting somewhere!

    Toward the end of Mountain of Black Glass, a few of the mysteries and problems of Otherland start to be resolved. But this comes at the cost of a coup..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 19 2017 by Lora S. ()
  • 4
    Sea of Silver Light: Otherland, Book 4 | Tad Williams

    Sea of Silver Light: Otherland, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Tad Williams
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    Overall
    (362)
    Performance
    (339)
    Story
    (338)

    A group of adventurers searching for a cure for comatose children find themselves trapped in a sequence of virtual worlds, the only opponents of a conspiracy of the rich to live forever in a dream. Now, they are forced to make an uneasy alliance with their only surviving former enemy against his treacherous sidekick Johnny Wulgaru, a serial killer with a chance to play God forever.

    Too long, and not long enough

    Yay! I’m finally finished with Otherland. And Boo! I’m already finished with Otherland.

    This fourth book is the longest of the series. Some p..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 07 2017 by Lora S. ()